# Word for the Day

To beat someone in a game or competition…





When you thrash someone, you beat them — literally, with your fists, or figuratively, by winning a game or competition.


You can describe your game plan for a chess match this way: “I plan to thrash that show-off in just ten moves.” You can also threaten to physically thrash someone, like a neighborhood bully who’s been known to thrash much smaller kids. Thrash was originally a sixteenth-century variation on the word thresh, which means to separate grain from wheat or another plant by beating it.


Thanks to vocabulary.com

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